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The Role of Doppler Ultrasound in Assessing the Therapeutic Response in Advanced Breast Cancer
2017 , 8 , 3 مقاله فارسی
Epidemiology and the Burden of Diseases in Health Care System
Jamal Eyvazi-Ziaei 1, Fatemeh Ghatreh-Samani 2, Saeid Dastgiri 3, Amin Bateni 4, Roya Dolatkhah 5,
  • Received 3/5/2017
  • Receipt 9/27/2017
  • Published 12/21/2017
Background and Objectives: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Iran, which neo-adjuvant chemotherapy used to treat in advanced types to reduce tumor burden. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound scales of patients with advanced disease, using two common treatment methods include TACs (Taxotere, Adriamycin, and Cyclophosphamide) and AC (Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide).

Material and Methods: Clinical examination and Doppler ultrasound were performed before and after treatment. Before and after the treatment, the size of the primary tumor and tumor vascularization, and the ultrasound Resistivity Index (RI), Pulsality Index (PI), Peak Systolic Velocity (PSV) and the condition of the anterior lymph nodes, and the effect of two different therapies were investigated in response to treatment. The SPSS statistical software 17.0 was used to evaluate the relationship between the variables with 95% confidence interval, and P≤ 0.05.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 48.90 (±10.58 SD) years. From these, 8 were postmenopausal and 9 were menopausal, and in 3 cases the situation was unknown. There was significant difference between the PSV levels of the main breast mass, pre and post chemotherapy (P=0.004). Changes in other indexes of breast mass and axillary mass were not statistical significant.

Conclusion: Color Doppler ultrasonography seems to be a promising alternative as an independent and complementary tool, to assess the response to treatment of breast masses to primary medical treatment in advanced breast cancers.

Breast CancerUltrasonographyDopplerChemotherapy
Print ISSN: 2008-9058 | Electronic ISSN : 2423-6640